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My dp didn’t occurred because of marijuana. I have smoked so many time in my life and i was loving it. Always been a lover of life, someone without fear, travelling, having loads of friends and lovers. Have been dealing with anxiety when i was a kid but succed in beating it to became someone confident. But after coming back of a 1 year trip in asia i started working and studying at the same time in a stressful job of barman in a big restaurant and the studies were pretty intense. I started feeling a bit different a bit less me, when i was talking to people i was feeling like i was always looking for an anwers it wasn’t going out fluently. Everything became more stressful and i started to have palpitation, my heart was beating really fast all the time for a week and i had big difficulties to sleep and was really stress about it because i needed to be in shape to study and work. One night my hearth was beating so fast i went to the toilet and had my first experience of dissociation, after that stress was still there but my palpitations stop and my sleeping started to change to became really bad without the feeling of rest when you wake up like you don’t really fall asleep but just have a moment of intense dream and then you wake up without the feeling of waking up just continue to live without the pause of sleeping. My life became more hard to live i couldn’t handle working and studying at the same time so i stop working things got a bit better but the sleeping stay bad and after a while i started to depersonalize and things started to be really scary it became dépersonnalization 24/7. So my dépersonnalization was gradual before it became chronic and i was wondering if other people experience the same way of becaming depersonalize and if people recovered from it.
 

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Yes sure, there are many who have episodic DP/DR. It's important to learn your triggers. It seems you had placed a bit to much stress on your plate. I recommend taking some you time. Do something that you enjoyed even before DP. And if that doesn't work then try something like treating yourself to a massage. Those can be great to help reconnect with your body. Also I struggled with out of sync sleeping problems for a long time. What finally did the trick was going to sleep earlier, like around 10pm. Dawn/Morning is my favorite time of day, despite my history of staying up late and sleeping in, missing the sunrise, (which always set my day up to feel off). If you feel the need for a sleeping aid, you can try melatonin, and if you have and that doesn't work, consider seeing a prescribing doctor to get the help you need. I think it's great that you recognized work was adding too much extra stress and that you have taken a break. When you're ready then maybe work could help feel a sense of getting better. The most important thing to do would be to take of yourself first.
 
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